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Must see!!!

Rare and unique items from the Russian Archives and museums as well as from the private collection of Landgraf von Hesse.

Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / My books on the Romanovs
« on: January 22, 2014, 02:03:50 PM »
Dear all

For some reasons I have to sell a part of books from my collection. Possibly someone will be interested in the books from the list below. The editions are in Russian.
Please PM me with any questions on the books, about cost, shipping, payment (here in the topic is not permitted to discuss such things). I think the list will be continued soon.

The Habsburgs / Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« on: July 15, 2012, 07:48:45 AM »
Here's Part V.

Actually I'd like to close all threads on the Empress as nothing new has been said on her, always only the same topics. But I do understand the posters who want to continue the discussion (and the pictures, of course) and here's a new Part on Elisabeth. Possibly some new info is coming...

Please don't repeat the pictures and discussions. Soon the previous 4 Parts will be moderated again and I hope 30-50 pages of each Part come to end.

The Hohenzollern / The Grand Ducal Family of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
« on: June 03, 2011, 05:05:37 AM »
Here’s new topic  on  Grand Dukes of Saxe-Weimar .

(There’s a thread on the last GD – Wilhelm Ernst: )

 This topic is about his predecessors and some of their relatives.

Info and images of GD Karl Friedrich, 2nd Grand Duke in 1828-1853 years, can be found here:

this is a topic on his wife GDss Maria Pawlowna, nee Russian Grand Duchess.  She was much respected by her Russian family, esp. Emperor Nicholas I, and by her German relatives and subjects. A very-well educated woman, she brought up her children in the “Weimar” spirit – a lot of science, poetry and literature.

Children of KF and MP were:

1.Paul Alexander (1805–1806)

2. Marie (1808–1877) married Prince Karl of Prussia

Thread on her descendants:

3. Augusta (1811-90), married Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, aka Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany

Thread on her and her husband:

Also a lot of info on her relations with the family of her son can be found in various threads here in the Hohenzollern subforum.

4. Karl Alexander (1818-1901) Grand Duke since 1853 year.

KA was not too much sophisticated but anyway continued Weimar traditions of protection to talented people - had a friendship with Hans Christian Andersen, helped to Wagner and Liszt.
Many contemporaries found a striking resemblance between him and his unfortunate grandfather Emperor Pavel I.
GD Gavriil Konstantinovitch Romanov in his memoirs mentions funny story about GD KA and Gavriil’s grandmother GDss Alexandra Iosifovna. Grand Duke was known for adding colour to his moustaches and everyone who kissed him got that colour on the face. Once GDss AI was meeting the Grand Duke at the station and when old but dashing KA streamed to kiss Alexandra she swiftly gave her pet-dog instead her cheek and KA had nothing to do than to kiss the dog.

and here with his grandson Wilhelm Ernst in 1896 year,in Moscow, at the coronation of Nicholas II

Time for Part 2.

Time for Part 2.

The Hohenzollern / Kaiser Wilhelm II, Part 2
« on: March 16, 2011, 08:31:17 AM »
Part 2.

Here's Part 3.

(I merged the previous Parts with the threads on Princess Irene, Henry's wife, as the discussion was not only on her).

Here's Part III.

Please don't post the previously posted images unless they are bigger.

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